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26 January 2021 Council News

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    25 January 2021 Blyth Town News

    High Street Car Parks

    The importance of one of Blyth’s main shopping areas has been recognised with the start of construction work representing £100,000 of investment.

     

    Blyth Town Council have commissioned the work to improve the High Street car park area in the town after the Council’s original plans for Bowes Street were included in the County Council’s Local Transport Plan. The modernisation of Bowes Street is now included within the Northern Gateway project which has attracted major Government funding.

     

    Cllr Margaret Richardson who is Chair of the Environment Committee was pleased to see the work starting:

     

    “This project has been delayed due to the Covid-19 situation, but work has now started and is expected to take three to four weeks. During this time, these car park areas will be closed.

     

    “As part of the work, the existing wooden planters surrounding the car parks will be removed and the tarmac reinstated.  The car parks will be surrounded by individual planters containing trees and seasonal planting to brighten and open up the area.  Street lighting columns will also be replaced in keeping with the plans for the Bowes Street area.”

     

    Mayor of Blyth Cllr Warren Taylor added:

     

    “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the essential works, but the end result will help bring a much better and vibrant feel to the area.”

     

    Later in the spring, work will also commence to improve Church Street and Wanley Street in the town centre which is also thanks to funding from the Northern Gateway project supported by the National Towns Fund, Northumberland County Council and Blyth Town Council. This is part of the overall Engergising Blyth plan.


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    19 January 2021 Council News

    Energising Blyth

    A presentation was delivered by Northumberland County Council to Blyth Town Council and members of the public in attendance at Full Council on Thursday 14 January 2021. The presentation identified the next steps in the regeneration project for Blyth. This included:

     

    ● Northern Gateway (Phase One)

    ● Future High Street Fund

    ● Town Deal

     - Consultation

    - Town Investment Plan

    ● Next Steps 

     

    A PDF version of this presentation is available below.

     

    PDF Version - Energising Blyth Presentation (Opens in a new window)

     

    Please visit the Energising Blyth website to learn about improvements and ongoing projects happening in Blyth. 

     

    Energising Blyth Website (Opens in a new window)


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    15 January 2021 Council News

    Broadway Play Area Tender - FAO Contractors

    Blyth Town Council have agreed to install a new Play Area on the Broadway Playing Field.  This will replace the existing play area and be in a different location further away from the main road.

     

    We are now in the process of seeking prices for the various aspects of this work and are hoping that the work can start in April or May.

     

    For any Contractors wishing to submit prices for the Play Area equipment and associated works please refer to the documents we have placed on the Contracts Portal website, link below:

     

    https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk (Opens in a new window)

     

    For any Contractors wishing to submit prices only for other areas of work, including the perimeter fencing and gate and/or the additional access paving, then these documents are available below.

     

    Invitation for Quotations (Opens in a new window)

     

    Play Area Tender Information for Contractors

    Appendix 1 - Broadway Site Map (Opens in a new window)

     

    Appendix 2A - Photograph of existing play area (Opens in a new window)

     

    Appendix 2B - Photograph of existing play area (Opens in a new window)

     

    Appendix 2C - Photograph of existing play area (Opens in a new window)

     

    Appendix 3 - List of existing play equipment (Opens in a new window)

     

    Appendix 4 - Specification for perimeter fencing and gate (Opens in a new window)

     

    Appendix 5 - Specification for access path (Opens in a new window)

     

    Appendix 6 - Specification for Play Area (Opens in a new window)

     

    All prices should be submitted to the Council in accordance with these documents on the 8th February 2021, after which an evaluation process will take place.

     

    If any Contractors have any queries, please either email the Council at info@blythtowncouncil.org.uk or telephone 07729624455.”


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    15 January 2021 Council News

    High Street Car Parks - Work Commenced

     

    Blyth Town Council allocated £100,000 in this year’s budget to improve the High Street car park area in the Town after the Council’s original plans for Bowes Street were included in the County Council’s Local Transport Plan and have subsequently attracted major Government funding.

     

    The wooden planters surrounding the car parks are being removed and the tarmac reinstated.  The car parks will instead be surrounded by individual planters containing trees and seasonal planting to brighten and open up the area.  Street lighting columns will also be replaced in keeping with the plans for the Bowes Street area.

     

    The project has been delayed due to the Covid-19 situation but work has now started and is expected to take 3–4 weeks.

     

    The car park areas will remain closed until further notice.

     

    Click here to view the plan (Opens in a new window).


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